Lives and Works: Singapore
Shubhi is a contemporary-oil-painter graduated in Fine Arts from Lasalle College of Arts. In 2017 she won the prestigious Clifton Art Prize People’s Choice Award for Singapore. She is also one of the finalist of the Signature Art Prize, London 2018/19.
Shubhi Gupta seeks inspiration from personal experiences, intimate places,
nostalgic memories and familiar people. Her paintings often appear like
photographic snapshots of an angle the artist wants to capture for eternity.
Her photographs however always indicate perfect and flawless detail of the
Shubhi Gupta’s paintings also capture everyday moments, but in a way that
you feel connected - the viewer enters their own life. One looks at the
painting and a story unfolds in their mind, either about the possible person
living there or personal memories one shares with the depicted plot.
She often does not paint people’s face, this way she detaches them from
their identities. She comes with an idea that race can obstruct people’s
acceptance. It can restrict the viewer’s thought to specific religion or
nationality. She wants the viewer to encounter her work beyond these limits.
As she believes these limits are drawn by society and human psychology does
not vary across races.
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